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Children’s Picture Books 2013

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A Breath of Hope
by Jo S. Kittinger
Illustrated by Chuck Galey
American Bar Association
Gold: Health & Safety

A Little Different All Perfect
by Anita Telle
Illustrated by Denis Proulx
CreateSpace
Silver: Values & Life Lessons

A Piece of Silver – A Story of Christ
by Clark Rich Burbidge
Illustrated by Annie Henrie
WinePress Publishing
Gold: Religion & Spirituality

A Remnant Surprise
by Vanessa Roam
Illustrated by Glori Alexander
Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Gold: Family Life

Albert And The Amazing Pillow Monsters
by Justin Drazin
Illustrations by Anita Lester
Gorham Printing
Gold: Bedtime Stories

Always Time For Kindness
by Anita Telle
Illustrated by Denis Proulx
CreateSpace
Silver: Values & Life Lessons

An Angel Just Like You
by Cheri Cameron-Newell
Little Booger Publishing
Silver: Philanthropic (Benefits Breast Cancer Charities)

Angelee Saves The Sea
by Beverly Factor
Envirovision
Silver: Green Earth

Any Two Can Be Twindollicious
by Natasha Danna
Illustrated by Jerel Dye
Big Tent Books
Gold: Values & Life Lessons

Aquila’s Big Date
by Kc. Boren
Tadpole Press 4 Kids
Silver: Animal Kingdom

Bash And Lucy Fetch Confidence
by Lisa & Michael Cohn
Illustrated by Heather Nichols
Canines And Kids Publishing
Silver: Domestic Pets & Animals

Bastian Adventure Series:
Bastian’s CT-Scan Experience
Bastian’s IV Experience
Bastian’s X-Ray Picture
by Sofia Berga
Illustrated by Mike Ferrin
Educasia Inc.
Gold: Series

Be a Gem: Let Your Goodness Shine
by Nancy Steyer Stapleton
Illustrations by Megan D. Wellman
Ferne Press
Silver: Developing Social Skills

Beauregard Le’Moose is Loose in New Orleans
by Judy Phillips
Illustrated by Brenda Nichols
Tadpole Press 4 Kids
Silver: Peoples, Places & Cultures

Bink and Slinky’s Ark Adventure
by Donna Arlynn Frisinger
Illustrated by Monica Gutierrez
Standard Publishing
Gold: Inspirational / Motivational

Brady Needs a Nightlight
(A Fundamentale About Nighttime)
by Brian Barlics
Illustrated by Gregory Burgess Jones
Black Rose Writing
Silver: Bedtime Stories

Bubble Tubbie
Two Versions: Plastic Bathtub Book and Hardcover
by Epiphany Schwarz
Black Catapult Publishing
Gold: Imagine It!

Bucket Filling from A to Z: The Key to Being Happy
by Carol McCloud and Caryn Butzke
Illustrated by Glenn Zimmer
Fern Press
Gold: Developing Social Skills

Carmin Cares
by Karen Kilpatrick
Illustrated by An-Lon Chen and Karen Kilpatrick
Nina Charles Publishing
Gold: Green Earth

Catch the Sun
by Anne Johnson
Illustrated by Shawn McCann
Mortenson Construction / Beaver’s Pond Press
Silver: Green Earth

Celia the Great:
Tricks for Being a Happy Kid
by Abby Jacobs
Illustrated by Mary Gregg Byrne
Silver: Developing Social Skills

Chipper and the Unicycle
by Don M. Winn
Illustrated by Dave Allred
Cardboard Box Adventures
Silver: Values & Life Lessons

Chipper the Clown
by Don M. Winn
Illustrated by Dave Allred
Cardboard Box Adventures
Silver: Values & Life Lessons

Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair: An Empowering Fairy Tale
by Jewel Kats
Illustrated by Richa Kinra
Loving Healing Press
Silver: Inspirational / Motivational

Cinderella Spinderella
by Mark Binder
Illustrated by Steve Mardo
Light Publications
Silver: eBook

Cloud City: A Child’s Journey Through Bereavement
by Heather Spergel
Illustrated by Georgia Stylou
Turn the Page Publishing
Gold: New Age & Indigo Topics

Clouds For Breakfast
by Laura Eisen
Illustrated by Kent Cissna
StarryBooks
Gold: Imagine It!

Daddy, My Favorite Guy
by Icy Smith & Crystal Smith
Illustrated by Octavio Oliva
East West Discovery Press
Gold: Bilingual

Darn’s My Name (Golf’s Our Game)!
by Kathy Luders
Illustrated by Jeff Jackson
Kathy M. Luders Publisher
Silver: Nature & Weather

Deputy Dorkface Series:
- How Mannerland Got Its Manners Back
- How Stinkville Got CLeaned Up
- How Sugaropolis Got Dessert Back
by Kevin D. Janison
Illustrated by Eldon Doty
Stephens Press
Gold: Series

Donkeys are special and so are You!
by T.W. Krueger
Illustrated by Lisa Bohart
Donkey Publishing
Silver: Values & Life Lessons

Don’t Judge a Bird by its Feathers
by Tori Nighthawk
Anne Stone Publishing
Gold: Values & Life Lessons

Exceptionally Good Friends:
Building Relationships with Autism
by Melissa K. Burkhardt, M.S.Ed.
Illustrated by Toby Mikle
Executive Publishing Company
Silver: Developing Social Skills

Fiddlesticks
by Patsy Wood
Tadpole Press 4 Kids
Silver: Adventure, Adventurers & Heroes

Free to be…Gluten-Free!
by Heather Spergel, MS
Illustrated by Anita Martino
Turn The Page Publishing
Silver: Health & Safety

Fuzzwippers Series:
- Hello, We’re The Fuzzwippers
- Fuzzwippers Find Good Listeners
- Fuzzwippers Play Fair
by Marilynn Halas
Illustrated by Jeremy Provost
4 Sunflowers Media
Silver: Series

Gift of a Servant
by Tamara Amos
Illustrated by David W. Luebbert
Mystical Rose Inspirations
Gold: Religion & Spirituality

Goldy’s Baby Socks
by Judy Snider
Illustrated by Thomas McAteer
Xlibris
Silver: Domestic Animals & Pets

Goodnight Miami
by Patricia Baloyra
Illustrated by Sarah Knotz
Ampersand Inc.
Gold: Peoples, Places & Cultures

Halle and Tiger with their Bucketfilling Family
by Peggy Johncox
Illustrated by Megan D. Wellman
Fern Press
Gold: Growing Up / Personal Growth

Have You Ever Wondered About Angels?
by Chris Alexandria
Illustrated by Alex Levitas
Pick-a-Woo Woo Publishers
Silver: Bedtime Stories

Helping A Hero
by Jo S. Kittinger
Illustrated by Chuck Galey
American Bar Association
Gold: Health & Safety

Henry Helps Series:
Henry Helps Plant a Garden
Henry Helps Clean His Room
Henry Helps with Dinner
Henry Helps with the Baby
by Beth Bracken
Illustrated by Ailie Busby
Picture Window Books
Gold: Series

Highlights Hello Magazine
by Highlights for Children
Gold: Activities, Crafts & Hobbies

Highlights Let’s Play Hidden Pictures
by Highlights for Children
Gold: Activities, Crafts & Hobbies

I Am Happy
by Alberto Agraso and Mony Dojeiji
Walking For Peace Publishing
Silver: Inspirational / Motivational

I Love You Daddy, I Love You More
by Vicki Addesso Dodd
Illustrated by Carolyn Justice
Saratoga Springs Publishing
Silver: Family Life

If I Were King
by Randa Handler
Premier Digital Publishing
Silver: eBooks

Ilsa, the funny looking hippopotamus
by Harry Mayr
Illustrated by Brendon Russell
Vivid Publishing
Silver: Values & Life Lessons

Is Kentucky in the Sky?
by Linda M. Penn
Illustrations by Donna Hardy and Jara Coe
Racing To Joy Press
Silver: Specialized Concepts / Differently Abled

It Only Takes One Friend…
by Robin Taylor-Chiarello
Illustrated by Lisa Bohart
Color Hue America
Silver: Inspirational / Motivational

Jake Has Both
by Kathy Luders
Illustrated by Jeff Jackson
Kathy M. Luders Publisher
Silver: Nature & Weather

Jo MacDonald Hiked in the Woods
by Mary Quattlebaum
Illustrated by Laura J. Bryant
Dawn Publications
Gold: Nature & Weather

My Very Own World Adventure
by Maia Haag
Illustrated by International Artists
I See Me!
Gold: Peoples, Places & Cultures

JJ The American Street Dog
And How He Came To Live In Our House
by Diane Rose-Solomon
Illustrated by Rachel Cellinese
SOP3 Publishing
Silver: Domestic Animals & Pets

Kathryn the Grape’s Piece of Love
by Kathryn Cloward
Illustrated by Christine Winscott
Kandon Publishing
Silver: Growing Up / Personal Growth

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France
by Shannon Jones
Illustrated by Casey Uhelski
Calithumpian Press
Gold: Peoples, Places & Cultures

Larry Looper
by Kathy Luders
Illustrated by Jeff Jackson
Kathy M. Luders Publisher
Silver: Nature & Weather

Loukoumi And The Schoolyard Bully
(Book w/ Audio CD)
by Nick Katsoris
NK Publications / Dream Day Press
Silver: Values & Life Lessons

Lily’s Little Life Lessons – Book 3
by Rebecca Perlman Coniglio, LCSW
Illustrated by Jen Mundy
Mascot Books
Silver: Series

Maks & Mila On a Special Journey
by Merel Bakker
Illustrated by mini pois etc…
Mila Publishing Sarl
Gold: Body, Mind & Spirit

Major Manners Presents Nite-Nite Soldier
(Book with CD)
by Michael and Beth Hofer
Illustrated by Russ Cox
Outhouse Ink Publishing
Gold: Bedtime Stories

Mama’s Purse
by AJ Irving
Illustrated by Rick Thomson
AJ’s Children’s Books LLC
Silver: Imagine It!

Mangos for Max
by Jessica St. Louis
CreateSpace
Silver: Specialized Concepts / Differently Abeled

Marlow and the Monster
by Sharon Cramer
B & F Publishing
Gold: Distinctive Illustration

Meeting Myron
by Kathy Luders
Illustrated by Jeff Jackson
Kathy M. Luders Publisher
Silver: Nature & Weather

Monster Needs A Costume
by Paul Czajak
Illustrated by Wendy Grieb
Scarletta Kids
Gold: Bedtime Stories

My Name is Leona
by Carol Gahara Harris
Illustrated by Kim Fujiwara
Snowy Night Publishing
Gold: Growing Up / Personal Growth

My Snuggle Bunny
by Maia Haag
Illustrated by John Butler
I See Me! Inc.
Gold: Bedtime Stories

Noisy Bug Sing-Along
by John Himmelman
Dawn Publications
Gold: Nature & Weather

Noisy Frog Sing-Along
by John Himmelman
Dawn Publications
Gold: Nature & Weather

Nutley the Nut-Free Squirrel
by Stephanie Sorkin
Illustrated by Tim Warren
Mascot Books
Gold: Philanthropic (Benefits FARE: Food Allergy Research & Education)

Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea
by Marianne Berkes
Illustrated by Jill Dubin
Dawn Publications
Gold: Nature & Weather

Papa’s New Home
by Jessica Lynn Curtis
Illustrated by Steve Harmon
Tristan Publishing
Gold: Growing Up / Personal Growth

Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu
by Ylleya Fields
Illustrated by Micahel LaDuca
Belle Publishing
Gold: Values & Life Lessons

Queen Vernita Meets Sir HeathyBean the Astronomer
by Dawn Menge and Heath Rhoades
Outskirts Press
Silver: Adventure, Adventurers & Heroes

Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains
by Dawn Menge
Illustrated by Bobbi Switzer
Outskirts Press
Silver: Adventure, Adventurers & Heroes

Queen Vernita’s Visitors
by Dawn Menge
Illustrated by Bobbi Switzer
Outskirts Press
Silver: Adventure, Adventurers & Heroes

Randy the Raindrop
by Patty Jean Wiese
Illustrated by Kim Sponaugle
Stormy Day Books
Silver: Imagine It!

Recycling Creatively with L.T.: The Bicycle Fence
(Trash to Treasure Series)
by Tom Noll
Illustrated by Brandon Fall
Green Kids Press
Gold: Green Earth

Rockrhydin
by Cheryl Elizabeth Waddell
Illustrated by Janice Prey Wolfe
Fern’s Music / Fern Forest Enterprises
Silver: Seasonal, Holidays & Festivals

Rose’s Foal
by Scarlett Lewis
Scarlett Lewis Publisher
Gold: Values & Life Lessons

Sam and Coodles: The Room at the End of the Hall
by Adrienne Durkin
Juice Publishing
Gold: Family Life

Sam Solves A Problem
by Lillian Hunter
Value-Publishing Inc.
Silver: Developing Social Skills

Scarlet Says Good-Bye:
An activity book for kids when a loved one enters hospice care.
by Christine L. Thompson
Illustrated by Hillary Hempstead
UnitedHealthcare Educational Publishing Group / Elva Resa Publishing Inc.
Gold: Values & Life Lessons

Shelby The Cat
by Don M. Winn
Illustrated by Toby Hefflin
Cardboard Box Adventures
Silver: Values & Life Lessons

Sometimes, My Dad and I
by Wade A. Mattingly and Matthew S. Field
Illustrated by C. Pierson DeCesare
Matting Leah Publishing Company
Silver: Family Life

Sophie Discovers Synchronized Swimming
A Sign Language Book
by Catherine Gibson
Illustrated by Robert Noreika
For Children With Love Publications
Silver: Philanthropic (Benefits the For Children With Love Foundation)

Space Cop Zack
by Don M. Winn
Illustrated by Dave Allred
Cardboard Box Adventures
Silver: Values & Life Lessons

Sparkle & The Gift
by Ayn Cates Sullivan, PhD
Illustrated by Belle Crow duCray
Highpoint Life
Gold: Fantasy, Myths & Legends / New Age & Indigo Topics

Speeding Down the Spiral: An Artful Adventure
by Deborah Goodman Davis
Illustrated by Sophy Naess
A Life in Print, Inc. / DGDFA
Silver: Imagine It!

Sprinkle Your Sparkles: Show Your Love and Kindness
by Kirsten Tulsian
Illustrated by Mary Gregg Byrne
Ferne Press
Gold: Inspirational / Motivational

Squircle
by Andrea Skyberg
Wooden Nickel Press
Gold: Inspirational / Motivational

Stylish Stella’s Magic Crown
by Deborah Bernstein
Illustrated by Avery Liell-Kok
Girls Dream Big Enterprises
Silver: Inspirational / Motivational

Sunny Sun Sunshine: Exploring The Sun & Rain
by S.K. Beasley
Illustrated by Sally Randall
Small Fry Beginnings
Silver: Weather & Nature

Superhero
by Don M. Winn
Illustrated by Dave Allred
Cardboard Box Adventures
Silver: Values & Life Lessons

That Mama is a Grouch
by Sherry Ellis
Illustrated by Don Berry
CreateSpace
Silver: Family Life

The Adventures of Bella & Harry: Let’s Visit Edinburgh!
by Lisa Manzione
Illustrated by Kristine Lucco
Bella & Harry LLC
Silver: Peoples, Places & Cultures

The Adventures of Bella & Harry: Let’s Visit Istanbul!
by Lisa Manzione
Illustrated by Kristine Lucco
Bella & Harry LLC
Silver: Peoples, Places & Cultures

The Adventures of Bella & Harry: Let’s Visit Jerusalem!
by Lisa Manzione
Illustrated by Kristine Lucco
Bella & Harry LLC
Silver: Peoples, Places & Cultures

The Adventures of Bella & Harry: Let’s Visit Rome!
by Lisa Manzione
Illustrated by Kristine Lucco
Bella & Harry LLC
Silver: Peoples, Places & Cultures

The Adventures of Keeno and Ernest: The Diamond Mine
by Maggie van Galen
Illustrated by Joanna Lundeen
Outskirts Press
Silver: Values & Life Lessons

The Black Suitcase
by Shannon Cervone
Illustrated by Alessandro Vene
Turn The Page Publishing
Silver: Family Life

The Building Relationships Book Series:
- Cliques Just Don’t Make Cents
by Julia Cook
Illustrated by Anita Dufalla
- Making Friends Is an Art!
by Julia Cook
Illustrated by Bridget A. Barnes
- Tease Monster
by Julia Cook
Illustrated by Anita DuFalla
Boys Town Press
Silver: Series

The Do’s and Don’ts
by Hayley Rose
Illustrated by Mark Sean Wilson
Inkwell Productions
Silver: Developing Social Skills

The Dogma of Cats for Kids
by Deb Snyder, PhD
AngelBaby Press
Silver: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Higgledy-Piggledy Pigeon
by Don M. Winn
Illustrated by Dave Allred
Cardboard Box Adventures
Silver: Values & Life Lessons

The Incredible Martin O’Shea
by Don M. Winn
Illustrated by Toby Hefflin
Cardboard Box Adventures
Silver: Values & Life Lessons

The Inner Light
by Henry Porada
Illustrated by Lisa J. Michaels
Sleepytown Press
Silver: Religion & Spirituality

The Legend of Tails
(Book with “MyOwnPet” Balloon)
by Donna Scott-Nusrala
Illustrated by Amy Rottinger
AMO Publishing
Silver: Novelty Books

The Lima Bear Stories Series:
Bully Bean
The Cave Monster
The Labyrinth
by Thomas Weck and Peter Weck
Illustrated by Len DiSalvo
Lima Bear Press
Gold: Series

The Line
by Robert Richter
Moonlight Movies & Music
Gold: Values & Life Lessons

The Little Series:
- The Little Firefly
- The Little Gnome
- The Little Rose
by Sheri Fink
Illustrated by Mary Erikson Washam
The Whimsical World of Sheri Fink
Gold: Series

The Purr-Fect Twitching Tale
by Donna Scott-Nusrala
Illustrated by Amy Rottinger
AMO Publishing
Silver: Novelty Books

The Princess and the Ruby: An Autism Fairy Tale
by Jewel Kats
Illustrated by Richa Kinra Arts
Loving Healing Press
Silver: Specialized Concepts / Differently Abeled

The Sneezy Wheezy Day
(Cougar Cub Tales Series)
by Sharon Cramer
B&F Publishing
Silver: Bedtime Stories

The Super Duper Princess Heroes: How It All Started
by Sanjay Nambiar
Umiya Publishing
Silver: Adventure, Adventurers & Heroes

The Tortoise and the Hairpiece
by Don M. Winn
Illustrated by Toby Hefflin
Cardboard Box Adventures
Silver: Values & Life Lessons

The Watch Cat
by Don M. Winn
Illustrated by Toby Hefflin
Cardboard Box Adventures
Silver: Values & Life Lessons

The Very Important Preschooler (V.I.P)
by Jennifer Dewing
Illustrated by Jill McDonald
I See Me! Inc.
Gold: Growing Up / Personal Growth

There’s a Hippopotamus in My Bed and An Elephant Wants to Wear My Favorite Red Shoes
by Lynda Medlyn and Kelley Staudenmier
Illustrated by Karen Windness
Window Box Press
Gold: Bedtime Stories

Three Little Shrimp
by J. Steven Spires
Illustrated by Jonathan Caron
Inspired Books Publishing
Silver: Adventure, Adventurers & Heroes

Toby the Pet Therapy Dog Series:
- Toby and His Hospital Friends
- Toby Says Be a Buddy, Not a Bully
by Charmaine Hammond
Illustrated by Rose Anne Prevec
Kendahl House Press
Gold: Series

Twas the Night Before Christmas
(Edited by Santa Clause for the benefit of children of the 21st century)
by Clement C. Moore
Illustrated by Elena Almazova & Vitaly Shvarov
Grafton and Scratch Publishers
Gold: Seasonal, Holidays & Festivals

Twitch the Squirrel and the Forbidden Bridge
by Don M. Winn
Illustrated by Dave Allred
Cardboard Box Adventures
Silver: Values & Life Lessons

Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood
by Valerie Pfundstein
Illustrated by Aaron Anderson
Novanglus Publishing
Gold: Poetry

Wishes
by Claudia Trinklein-Engman
Illustrated by Chris Hill
Alemar Publishing
Gold: Inspirational / Motivational